'It's a good omen': Little spider crawling atop Queen's coffin breaks the Internet

The late monarch's coffin was decorated with a colorful wreath that included flowers chosen by her son King Charles III

'It's a good omen': Little spider crawling atop Queen's coffin breaks the Internet
Social media users were quick to notice a spider crawling across King Charles' note for the late Queen atop her coffin (Twitter/@MikeSington)
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LONDON, UK: Eagle-eyed royal fans spotted a rather unexpected guest on top of the Queen's coffin during her state funeral at Westminster Abbey in London on Monday, September 19.

The late monarch's coffin was decorated with a colorful wreath that included flowers chosen by her son, King Charles. The 73-year-old also left a handwritten note to his mother, which was nestled within the flowers. "In loving and devoted memory, Charles R," read the white card on royal letterhead. However, social media users were quick to notice a spider crawling across the King's note.

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Twitter was immediately inundated with images and videos of the arachnid, with some saying it was a good omen. "It seems a little spider wanted to bid a final farewell to Her Majesty. You can see the little guy crawling along the top of the white card in the flower arrangement on Queen Elizabeth’s coffin," one tweeted. 

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"Imagine you're a spider in the garden and you fall asleep in a pink rose. When you wake up, you stretch all your little legs and realize that you're suddenly naked in Westminster Abbey, on top of the Queen's coffin in front of world leaders and billions of people," another wrote.

"It’s said that the Queen loved it when things went awry. I think she’d love the bishop dropping his paper on the floor as well as the spider in her flower arrangement," a comment read.

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"Spider on Queen Elizabeth’s coffin now more famous than fly on Mike Pence’s head," Hollywood insider Mike Sington quipped.

"The annual John Lewis advert will now be the spider on the Queen’s coffin embarking on an epic journey through London to make it home to his wee spider family in time for Christmas," someone else added.

"I don't know why so many people are creeped out by the little spider on the Queen's flowers. It's a good omen. I was delighted!" another offered.

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Queen Elizabeth II's state funeral commenced at 11 am local time in London's Westminster Abbey. The much-loved monarch's lying-in-state came to a close earlier that morning, with royal guards ushering the last members of the public out of Westminster Hall around 6.30 am. More than 2,000 VIPs from across the globe traveled to London, including world leaders and foreign royals, to see the coffin being carried up the same aisle the Queen walked to marry Prince Philip nearly 76 years before.

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The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II is carried in The state hearse as it proceeds towards Windsor Castle for The Committal Service for Queen Elizabeth II on September 19, 2022 in Windsor, England. The committal service at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, took place following the state funeral at Westminster Abbey. A private burial in The King George VI Memorial Chapel followed. Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on September 8, 2022, and is succeeded by her eldest son, King Charles III.
The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II is carried in The state hearse as it proceeds towards Windsor Castle for The Committal Service for Queen Elizabeth II on September 19, 2022, in Windsor, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)

The funeral service was led by Dean of Westminster Dr David Hoyle, followed by readings from Prime Minister Liz Truss and Patricia Scotland, secretary general of the Commonwealth. Prayers were recited by the Archbishop of York, the Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster, the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, and the Free Churches Moderator.

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King Charles III, the Queen Consort, the Princess Royal, Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, the Duke of York, the Earl of Wessex, the Countess of Wessex, the Prince of Wales, the Princess of Wales, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, the Duke of Sussex, the Duchess of Sussex, Peter Phillips and the Earl of Snowdon follow behind the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, draped in the Royal Standard with the Imperial State Crown and the Sovereign's orb and sceptre, as it is carried out of Westminster Abbey after her State Funeralon September 19, 2022 in London, England. Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor was born in Bruton Street, Mayfair, London on 21 April 1926. She married Prince Philip in 1947 and ascended the throne of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth on 6 February 1952 after the death of her Father, King George VI. Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on September 8, 2022, and is succeeded by her eldest son, King Charles III.
King Charles III, the Queen Consort, Princess Royal, Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, the Duke of York, the Earl of Wessex, the Countess of Wessex, the Prince of Wales, the Princess of Wales, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, the Duke of Sussex, the Duchess of Sussex, Peter Phillips and the Earl of Snowdon follow behind the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, draped in the Royal Standard with the Imperial State Crown and the Sovereign's orb and scepter, as it is carried out of Westminster Abbey after her State Funeral September 19, 2022, in London, England. (Photo by Danny Lawson - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

At 7.30 pm local time, the sovereign will be buried in King George VI's chapel, which is also the final resting place of the Queen's father, King George VI, the Queen's mother, and her sister, Princess Margaret. Queen Elizabeth will be laid to rest next to the love of her life, Prince Philip, who will be moved from the Royal Vault to join her for eternity.

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Disclaimer : This is based on sources and we have been unable to verify this information independently.

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